Officials ID Two Men Killed in Shooting at Strip Mall in Arlington Heights


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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Authorities today identified two men killed in a shooting that also wounded a woman in the parking lot of a strip mall in the Arlington Heights area of Los Angeles, where gunfire erupted following an argument involving patrons of a nearby bar.

The shooting was reported just before 1 a.m. Monday at Crenshaw and Washington boulevards, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

Marlon Carrillo, 44, and Ruben Vasquez, 26, both of Los Angeles, died at the scene, according to the Los Angeles County coroner's office.

The wounded woman, whose name was withheld, was hospitalized in stable condition, the LAPD reported.

The shooting apparently resulted from an argument involving customers of a bar called Gringo's Mariscos and Beer, police said.

“At this point, it looks like one of the victims was leaving a bar that's at this same strip mall, and some kind of altercation occurred, and it looks like there was an exchange of shots,'' LAPD Lt. John Radtke told CBS2.

It was unclear if the two men who were killed exchanged gunfire with one another, Radtke said, but at least one of them was armed.

One of the men was found dead in the driver's seat of a car and the other was found lying on the ground in the parking lot. The woman was wounded in the leg by a bullet that pierced her car after she got into it.

“She probably was just an innocent bystander ...,'' Radke said.

No arrests have been reported, and no other details have been released by police, who asked anyone with information on the case to call homicide detectives at 213-382-9470, or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS.

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